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Four comedies

by Molière

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I would strongly recommend Richard Wilbur's translations. This volume has 4 plays which I have rated as follows:
Tartuffe 5 *
The Misanthrope 5 *
The School for Wives 4 *
The Learned Ladies 3½ *

Only the last 2 plays were new to me; for the first 2, I had previously read prose translations which were acceptable but nowhere near as good as Wilbur's translation with the rhyming couplets.

I found The School for Wives was not quite as funny as The School for Husbands but dealt with the same main theme of the foolishness of jealousy. The Learned Ladies was quite amusing but I was not a fan of the idea that a woman shouldn't be educated outside of housewifery.
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